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. the public may not want them, so why is banning them unlikely? we'll ask senator dianne feinstein. >>> plus, does the republican road to recovery begin outside the washington. with governor mcdonnell, mia love, scott walker, and carlos gutierrez. i'm candy crowley. this is "state of the union." fire up the hot seat. former senator chuck hagel, the president's choice of secretary of defense will face many former colleagues at this week's confirmation hearings. republican hagel has taken a variety of votes that some see as too quick to suggest cuts at the pentagon and too conciliatory to israel. and president o joining me now retired u.s. army general stanley mcchrystal. author of "my share of the task" and retired u.s. air force general michael hayden. i'm the only one without a military title here today. thank you, all, for joining us. i want to start out with chuck hagel. he is top on the minds at the pentagon i think. from what you know of chuck hagel and he would be the first enlisted man ever to run the pentagon, the first vietnam vet, from what you know, what sort of reception would he
appreciate it so much. >>> when we return, going after the guns with california senator dianne feinstein. >> i'm also incensed that our weak gun lawings allow these mass killings to be carried out again and again and again in our country. fight back fast with tums. calcium-rich tums starts working so fast you'll forget you had heartburn. ♪ tum tum tum tum tums i just served my mother-in-law your chicken noodle soup but she loved it so much... i told her it was homemade. everyone tells a little white lie now and then. but now she wants my recipe [ clears his throat ] [ softly ] she's right behind me isn't she? [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. >>> our breaking news ask out of the city of santa maria in brazil where a nightclub fire has killed 245 people. this massive fire more than 3,000 people were at the nightclub when the fire broke out. most have died of smoke inhalation, as people were trampled as people desperately tried to find an exit. there was a pyrotechnics show when the fire broke out, but authorities have stopped short of blaming it for the blaze, say
to find a way to do more. now, today senator dianne feinstein introduced her assault weapons ban of 2013. she had been responsible for one back in the 1990s, and that is probably a step where joe manchin is not yet ready to go. is there a place where democrats can get together around something that relates to dealing with the gun violence issue, and also these other political considerations? joe manchin is one of the most sought after people on this topic because as a democrat, his point of view is important, and he can carry some weight among those especially in cob stitch wents and perhaps even in other states having an impact if someone as authentic when it comes to guns has some view on background checks or things like that. andrea, if i could just add the sort of john kerry moment, he is one foot in both places. i've been on the elevator with him a few times in the last couple of days. he talks about being so anxious to get going, and he already has a diplomatic security detail with him. he is a man of the senate or the of the department that he may be confirmed to. middle ground 23
. >> you have been working together with dianne feinstein in both houses and your colleague kersten jones. we intrufd her yesterday. i know you're hitting all points, but politically what do you think is viable? do you think things have changed since newtown, or do you think we are still back with the power of the nra and the money that they contribute to members and the domination by republicans on the house side who will not let it get to the floor? >> well, listen, those are all things that are certainly out there, and anybody that ever underestimates the nra don't kid yourself. they are extremely powerful. what i'm saying is newtown did change because the american people have responded to it overwhelmingly. here we are 47 days after the shooting, and we're still talking about it. that's how deeply it's affected everybody. it's going to be up to the american people to be very honest with you on where we go. saturday there's going to be the million moms walking against gun violence across the country. we have more groups than we've ever seen before stepping up and saying how can we help
dianne feinstein, who led the effort to pass the first ban in 1994. that legislation expired a decade later, and feinstein said it was past time to take action. >> we have done our best to craft a responsible bill to ban these assault weapons. guns that are designed for military use bought all over this country and often used for mass murder. >> sreenivasan: feinstein's proposal would ban the sale, transportation, importation or manufacturing of more than 150 specifically named firearms as well as certain semi-automatic rifles, handguns and shotguns; limit ammunition magazines to ten rounds; grandfather weapons legally owned on the date of enactment and, exempt over 900 weapons used for hunting or sporting activity. in response, the national rifle association released a statement that said, "the american people know gun bans do not work and we are confident congress will reject senator feinstein's wrong-headed approach." the effort faces long odds in the republican-controlled house, and in the senate, where some democrats do not support expanded gun control. feinstein acknowledged it
of the senate intelligence committee dianne feinstein along with senator john mccain and carl levin wrote a letter calling the film "grossly suggestion that torture helped extract information that led to the location of osama bin laden." but i also want to play a clip of an interview i recently did with the former cia director, leon panetta. >> well, it's a great movie as far as the main subject of that movie is concerned. you know, i -- i know a lot about, you know, the kind of human effort that was involved here on all sides to deal with it. >> but was it factual in ways? >> i mean, i think they did a good job kind at, you know, indicating how some of this was pieced together. >> why these different opinions? what does that tell you? >> it tells you it's a great movie because it stirs up a lot of conversation and discussion and thought. you know, there's political truth, and then there's the truth. i think that the reason that the movie has been attacked is that there's a political narrative here that at its core argues that torture is unnecessary and ineffective and that any of the exc
in this country is just belied by all the statistics, and on assault weapons, as dianne feinstein pointed out, when we had an assault weapons ban in 1994, we saw assault weapons crime go down 66%, 70%. steve is right, the reason we see the nra as marketing assault weapons to 10-year-olds is because shooting sports like hunting are on the decrease, and what the nra is fundamentally trying to do and what this is all about, everything that they do is about selling more guns. and the parallels to the tobacco industry become very clear. it was when we realized that the tobacco industry was trying to sell cigarettes and tobacco products to children when there was a national revulsion in this doesn't, and i think if you ask most parents, they will tell you that they think the answer to most of our children's problems does not lie in getting more cross fire in our schools or cross fires in our play grounds. so i think this is, again, one of the things that shows the extremism, the out of touch nature, the tone deafness of the nra and its supporters and it's one of the things -- one of the reasons we
national cable satellite corp. 2013] >> next, senator dianne feinstein and others talk about the new proposed assault weapons ban. the bill would ban as a thick -- ban 150 specific types. this is one hour, 15 minutes. for coming today and i want to welcome you. this is a tough battle, so welcome. i'm pleased to be joined this morning by a cross section of americans who have been affected by gun violence. we have with us today, police chiefs, mayors, teachers, doctors, members of the clergy, mothers, gun safety groups, victims of gun violence and many others who care deeply about this issue. i would really like to thank my colleagues in the senate and the house who have chosen to stand together on this important issue. some of us have been working to prevent gun violence for decades. together we're introducing legislation to help in the mass shootings that have devastated countless families and terrorized communities. you will hear from my colleagues in the senate. senator durbin, part of the leadership in the democratic side. senator schumer from new york who helped me in 1993 by hea
tech back in 2007. also, there was an announcement yesterday by senator dianne feinstein, banning assault weapons. that is available on our web site at c-span.org. pentagon lifting the ban on women in combat. tom in ohio, what are your thoughts on all this? caller: there were some women suing the pentagon over the lack of being able to get into combat. the requirement for combat -- they are using that to be promoted. the good old boy network, if you do not want women to advance, you require combat and you cannot let them go to combat. i think the timing is curious with a lawsuit being in court now. host: thank you for the call. date on the republican line, from new jersey. caller: one thing i wanted to point out. i think the gentleman earlier said he was a sniper in vietnam. he brings up some cogent points. i understand and appreciate a lot of what he is saying. i look at it slightly differently. a look at it more from the point -- i do feel that women should be given the role of offered combat capability. he might be able to correct me or assist me, but i think there was a congre
democratic senator dianne feinstein asking americans to put pressure on congress to pass her assault weapons bill. it may face stiff opposition from progun republicans in the house and probably democrats too. just the latest battle in the gun control debate. joining us fox news digital politics editor and host of power play on fox news .com, chris stirewalt. thanks for coming in. >> you have to know that because that s when you fill in for me. >> just a chance to warm momentarily your seat. thanks for coming in today. we appreciate it. >> of course. >> shannon: let's talk about the bill. it will take democrats and republicans to get this done. people who are long time gun rights advocates both sides of the aisle. joe mansion and the senator from alaska said he is not going to support this. what are the odds it actually gets passed? >> dial back to what everything is going to be in washington for the next two years. unless president obama can get his initiatives through you the democratically controlled senate what he wants the house to do doesn't matter. you keep hearing john boehner talk ab
watching american politics. there's john mccain and senator dianne feinstein walking in together. susan collins behind. this is a whose-who. the singing, the saluting, the good stuff fast approaching. stay with us. you're watching msnbc's coverage of the second inauguration of the president, barack obama. sometimes what we suffer from is bigger than we think ... like the flu. with aches, fever and chills- the flu's a really big deal. so why treat it like it's a little cold? there's something that works differently than over-the-counter remedies. prescription tamiflu attacks the flu virus at its source. so don't wait. call your doctor right away. tamiflu is prescription medicine for treating the flu in adults and children one year and older whose flu symptoms started within the last two days. before taking tamiflu tell your doctor if you're pregnant, nursing. have serious health conditions, or take other medicines. if you develop an allergic reaction, a severe rash, or signs of unusual behavior, stop taking tamiflu and call your doctor immediately. children and adolescents in particular
. congress is back in and a state of the union will be here soon. senator dianne feinstein will intruder -- will introduce her legislation that will ban certain types of assault weapons and that will happen within six months. the big question is -- when does senator reid move a bill to the floor and what does it move to the floor? he has not said what will be in that bill. we are waiting to see how far he will go with the legislation and when will he do it? timing is everything so there is no date set but it will happen in the coming term. host: also the timing on climate change -- guest: implicit in that question is the question of whether there will be any consideration given to apartment tax. the white house has gotten this question in the past and suggested that is not something they are considering. i suppose it is conceivable that obama has re-thought that might surprise everybody by putting forward something that would both tried to raise revenues by addressing the deficit issue but also try to curb emissions of gases that cause "-- global warming. i think that as a practical matt
.c. in january. john mccain. >> jennifer: john mccain talking with dianne feinstein, i'm sure about gun control. cutting a deal right there. >> john: it is rather unseasonably warm today. i'm thankful for that for the folks who are there. >> jennifer: tammy baldwin. >> john: yesterday i was shocked at how warm it was. a lot of folks were expressing confusion as to why the president was sworn in yesterday. the constitution requires, of course, the president be sworn in on january 20th. since federal buildings and courthouses are closed on sunday, the ceremony is still scheduled for today on the 21st which happens to be dr. king's holiday. the president's second term officially began at 12:00 noon eastern time yesterday. >> led by kevin mccarthy. >> jennifer: john dingell. god bless him. longest serving member of congress. over 50 years. his father served in congress, too. he has it in his blood. >> john: this is like the oscars for political. >> macy's day parade coverage. instead of blimps, we have politicos. >> john: what they've done with their careers. i kind of wish the oscars were a bit mo
to make the case for it. >>> senator dianne feinstein is expected to reintroduce the assault weapons ban today, potentially putting into place new regulations on handguns, shotguns and rifles. among other things, the plan would ban the sale or transfer of about 150 types of firearms. but even supporters of reforms in the senate are having a hard time drumming up the support they need at home. front page of "the new york times" today, democrat joe manchin of west virginia has faced doubts within his constituency who feel the second amendment is in jeopardy. "the times" describes the senator's attempts to reassure his constituents about the political climate in washington. he said i see no movement, no talk, no bills, no nothing. they remained skeptical. we give up our rights one piece at a time. a banker named charlie houck. he actually had a meeting and said how many of you are concerned you're going to lose your second amendment rights? all the hands went up. that shows how difficult it's going to be, even at this table, it seems to clear what needs to be done. that's not the way everyb
% of the murders in new york city are caused by handguns, and we simply have too many of them. >> senator dianne feinstein is the coauthor of a measure in the senate that seeks to implement a ban on assault weapons and those high-capacity magazine rounds. >> i do not believe that military-style weapons belong on the streets of our cities. >> and new york police commissioner ray kelly also says the nypd right now, steve, brian, and gretchen, is planning to launch new technology that can actually detect legal guns. he described the device as being similar to body scanners that you see at airports currently, and it reads what's known as terror hertz, which is a form of radiation which everybody admits is blocked by something such as a weapon. they can then see the outline of that weapon. the device is not yet readily to roll out but they're getting close to it and preparing for it. back to you. >>steve: big brother is watching. thank you very much. >>gretchen: illinois' credit rating just became the worst in the nation. stu varney has his numbers and that's next. >>brian: was lance armstrong's big
ginsburg, one of the more, if not the most liberal justice on the high court, hugging senator dianne feinstein and one of the most likely to retire, a bill clinton appointee, they like to step down if they're appointed by a democrat, under a democrat. and she had an infamiliar must incident on the high court, fell asleep during one of the important arguments after justice alito had ascended to the bench and he didn't know what to do, i was in the court. whether to poke her in the side and asleep most of the argument. if who was next to him and what responsibility if any did they feel. >> . >> bret: we apologize, congressman adler was not asleep, but we did get e-mails that he may have been. and justice roberts is there and secretary clinton, i want perspective on the speech and reaction from syndicated columnist charles krauthammer on the inaugural address, charles? >> i thought it was an amazing speech. historically very important. not memorable, not a line here that will ever be repeated, but i think very important historically because this this was really obama unbound. and i thin
people were there. we see more members of the senate delegation there. orrin hatch, dianne feinstein, senator thune of south carolina. >> donna brazile, last year, you were wearing your fleece. everyone looks a lot happier this year. >> it's a lot warmer this year. i thought of miss bing up there. i had a nice seat. yesterday, i was honored to be with the vice president and dr. jill biden, at the naval observatory. we had an incredible morning. sonia sotomayer, justice, gave the oath of office. and it was beautiful. my voice is rather hoarse because i have been out with friends and family. this has been a great weekend of celebration and service. >> there's justice sotomayer right there, as the first daughters walk into the capitol, with their grandmother. >> and we have to stop, again, and talk about their grandmother because she wasn't sure she wanted to be in the white house. but we know, she has been a center of stability for this family in these four years. >> she lives on the third floor. they all live on the second. she is a constant presence, as you say. has become something
. if they seem dressed fairly lightly, there are some regional -- there's john mccain, dianne feinstein, there's some regional heaters in that area. there are blankets provided, as we heard. andrea mitchell is there. we'll keep alternating between this camera and the white house doorway so we don't miss a thing. and andrea, you're seeing the senate leadership fill in. >> yeah. just as senator kerry is coming in and some of the other senators, let me give you an idea of the schedule. there will be a change of power at the state department, as you know, on wednesday of this week. hillary clinton is going before the senate and the house. she's going to be here today in her role both as a former first lady and as the secretary of state. she's going to be testifying on benghazi on wednesday. on thursday before the committee that he chairs still, senator kerry will be introduced by secretary clinton for his confirmation hearing. we're told then that the vote on senator kerry as secretary of state is expected to glide through. next tuesday, that will take place. and wednesday, there will be the chang
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